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Ultravox announce UK dates for Return to Eden tour (2009)


Stpry by Jack Foley

ULTRAVOX are to tour the UK in April 2009 after an absence of 20 years, playing a total of 14 dates, including a night at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

The tour, which will feature Ultravox’s original 1980’s line up of Midge Ure, Chris Cross, Warren Cann and Billy Currie, will enable fans to hear the band perform material from all their albums, including Vienna, Rage in Eden and Quartet.

Ultravox were one of one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980’s.

“Over the years, we’ve all been caught up with a number of individual projects,” explains Midge Ure. “When Billy and me were approached by Absolute Radio to perform an acoustic set at their inaugural launch in October at Abbey Road Studios, we took up the offer.

“We were overwhelmed by the response of our fans, which confirmed within the band that perhaps the time was right to re-form.”

Coinciding with the tour, EMI will be releasing a number of re-mastered albums and a much anticipated Greatest Hits album, which will be available as a CD/DVD package in time for the tour.

Over the course of 2009, EMI will release a number of remastered albums in addition to a much anticipated Best Of, available as a CD/DVD package to coincide with the forthcoming tour. More details to be announced.

The tour dates are (all 2009):

10 – Edinburgh Playhouse
11 – Glasgow Auditorium
13 – Newcastle City Hall
14 – Manchester Apollo
15 – Sheffield City Hall
17 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
18 – Bristol Colston Hall
20 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
21 – Nottingham Royal Centre
23 – Brighton Dome
24 – London Hammersmith Apollo
26 – Bournemouth BIC
27 – Plymouth Pavillions
28 – Portsmouth Guildhall

Tickets are available from and will be on general sale from 9am on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.

  1. Cannot wait! Ultravox are not as revered as some of their contemporaries but in my oppinion they were tp of the tree for inventiveness.

    Edd    Nov 11    #
  2. I cannot wait either, just brought their re-mastered Vienna CD, brilliant music these guys play. I will be there at Hammersmith. See you all there.

    Peter Berry-Paxton    Nov 18    #